DAVE LOMBARDO: The Moment I Realized We Had Something Special In SLAYER

Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO was asked by Peer Pleasure about the point at which he realized SLAYER were onto something big, to which he replied (via Blabbermouth):

“I think once we signed with Rick Rubin, once the major label interest happened, that moment, I think that was a turning point.

“It was, like, ‘Wait, we’re doing something special. We’re gaining the attention of major companies, and managers as well.’

“It was this manager. [Q Prime co-founder] Cliff Burnstein shows up at Slayer’s rehearsal. And Cliff Burnstein was about to choose whether he wanted Metallica or Slayer.

“And that happened. He obviously chose Metallica. But there was a lot of interest [in Slayer] from people.

“Of course, we started playing bigger venues and traveling a lot more. So I think about that period was when everything just changed. We knew that we were on to something.”